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national defense budget request. andelcome admiral james supreme allied commander. general charles jacoby jr. general john kelly, u.s. southern command. we thank you all for your service and leadership. please pass along our gratitude to the men and women who serve in your command of their dedication to the nation and for their sacrifices. it is so essential to the success of our military and nation. at the last year hearing i said that it was likely your last appearance before this committee. i am glad i included the word "likely." now we can thank you again for your nearly four years as supreme allied commander of europe which makes you one of the longest serving ucom commanders. you have been a steady hand on the pillar doing some very turbulent times. we all wish you the very best in your retirement from military service. is witnesses before represent the united states commitment to defense the homelands to come to the collective defense of our close allies. our ability to meet these commitments has been cut at risk. the committee is interested in there isrom each operations in readin
. the national defense budget request. we welcome the commander of u.s. command in europe. general charles jacoby junior, commander of north american aerospace and norad and general john kelly, u.s. southern command. we also welcome james stavridis. we thank you for your leadership and please pass along our gratitude to the men and women who serve in your commands for their dedication and sacrifices, as well as for the sacrifices of their families whose support is so essential to the success of our military and our nation. since last year's eucom posture, it was likely her last appearance and i am glad that i included the word likely. so now we can thank you. thank you again for your four years as the supreme allied commander, which makes you one of the longest serving commanders in u.s. history. you have been a steady hand during some very turbulent times and we wish you the best in retirement for military service. the witnesses before us represent the united states commitment to defend the homeland to help our neighbors and to come to the collective defense of our close allies in europe. the ab
by beefing up its missile defense as the president heads to israel. we will ask our sunday panel whether mr. obama has the right answers to foreign policy challenges around the world. and our power player of the week. a celebrity chef combines the classic with the cutting edge. all right now on "fox news sunday." >> chris: hello again and happy st. patrick's day from fox news in washington. the president met with republicans and democrats in both the house and senate this week. but for all of the talk of a grand bar gain there was no sign the two parties are any closer to bridging the divide over our nation's debt. we want to discuss the chances for a deal with two key senators. dick durbin the senate's number two democrat joins us from chicago. tennessee republican bob corker is in chattanooga. gentlemen, while the president was meeting with members of congress, house republicans and senate democrats put out their budget plans which had dramatic differences. let's take a look at them. the gop plan would cut the deficit $4.6 trillion over ten years, all through spending cuts. the democratic
>> self-defense or premeditated murder, an arizona jury will have to decides that fate. court resumes on monday a psychologist hired by the defense is expted back on the witness stand and of course we will bring you the latest from the courtroom. that's all tonight and thank for being with us, make sure to go to gretawire.com and let us know what you thought about >> chris: i'm chris wallace. will charm be enough to bridge the differences in the battle of the budget? president obama reaches out to all members of congress just as house republicans and senate democrats come out with dramatically different blueprints for our fiscal future. what are the chances for a compromise? we will ask two is senators leading the debate, democrat dick durbin and republican bob corker. then, republican at a crossroads. as conservative activists gather in washington, gop leaders argue about the future of the party. we'll discuss differences within the gop with matt kibbie of freedom works and former congressman steve latourette of the republican mainstream partnership. >>> the u.s. responds to
saw a handful of republicans on chat shows saying, oh, we'll get the vapors and faint if any defense spending increases are not carried out. what he missed was they were recycling the same four or five republican politicians, and in point of fact that's not where the, certainly not where the country is, it's not where the modern republican party is, it's not where the republicans in the house and the senate are. there's some guys on spending committees who'd like to spend money, that's understandable. but at the end of the day, we should probably figure out how to give the pentagon more flexibility, but they need to save the same amount of dollars promised in the sequester as the rest of the government does. and so the president misjudged believing that republicans would panic during the negotiations on fiscal cliff. he kept waiting for the republicans to put the sequester on the table in order to give it away. and that never happened. the republicans, let's delay the sequester two months, and president obama thought the republicans were retreating. oh, good, i'm going to get my tax
about u.s. missile defense capability. "washington journal" is next. ♪ host: good morning. president obama, back in washington this morning following his middle east trip. forress is in recess passover and easter. the senate concluded its first budget in four years. michael bloomberg is launching a new ad campaign for guns and background purchasers. sunday, march 24, but we start with the front page of "the new york daily news." the me just read a portion of what they're writing -- host: politico is reporting on a story this morning, michael bloomberg pushing senators in a $12 million ad campaign, running the ads in 13 states during the easter and passover recess focused on expanding background checks for gun purchasers. solemnly supporting republicans in states where groups can most influence the upcoming votes. we would get your calls and comments on this. you can join us on line, twitter.com/c-spanwj, or send us an e-mail, journal@c-span.org. or you give us a phone call, for democrats, 202-585-3880. for republicans, 202-585-3881. for independents, 202-585-3882. let's ta
. the defense secretary ordered missile defense on the west coast to be reinforced. fourteen additional icbm@ interceptors readied for use if needed. at the state department is finally revealing the number of americans who were in a line of fire during the benghazi terrorist attack. and the extent of those injured. six months after the september 11th attack. the latest for you. tonight we begin with the end of the wall street winning streak. the dow jones industrials finishing in the red today after posting a string of eight consecutive record high closes. ten consecutive winning sessions for the dow. the dow dropping 25 points today. the s&p lost two and a half. the nasdaq fell nine points. but for the week, all three indexes posted gains. the dow jones industrial of 117 points since the opening bell monday. the s&p picking up nine and a half, the nasdaq up five. the wilshire 5,000 measuring the paper gains for the entire market for the week at $1,205,000,000,000. and the total market capitalization for the year to date has grown by just under $2 triion. dating back to the lows of march of
. the secretary of defense hagel took a position that we're going to improve and add more defense to any type of missile that can come on the west coast of the united states, alaska and also california. >> i want to ask you about that. first, the deputy secretary of defense is in seoul today for the joint military exercises i referenced. he said north korea's threats would deepen the commitment to seoul and that u.s. budget cuts wouldn't alter our defense of south korea. we have 30,000 troops in seoul, second only to afghanistan. that is a massive commitment. with all the cullbacks in the defense department, isn't this a scenario that has to be up for trimming just by definition. >> we have to prioritize and always be on top of the national security when it deals with american lives and threats from other governments, terrorist groups and issues like that. got news even with the issue which is really a problem that needs to be resolved is that when it comes to the department of defense, they have the ability to be able to prioritize where the money goes. under this new threat of north korea,
. chinese defense ministry representatives say their military relationship with russia is not directed at any third country. but the weapons deal comes as china remains locked in a dispute with neighboring nations over territory in the east china sea and the south china sea. chinese leaders are expanding their military budget. the country's defense spending has surged nearly fourfold in the past decade. >>> populous, prosperous, pushing ahead. china's ride, power, and problems. an income gap divides it's people, pollution threatens their health, and trained relations with their neighbors. find out about the challenges china faces on "newsline." >>> police in south korea say a cyber attack is being investigated. malware affected tv stations and banks say it disabled more than 32,000 computers. members of a task force have detected ip addresses to the u.s. and three european countries. they have not disclosed the names, but they have asked for cooperation to track down the original source of the cyber attacks. investigators are also checking if ip addresses in any other countries were us
continues today. >> shepard: let's get some legal analysis. the defense attorney is with us, live this afternoon. anna, thank you. >> thank you for having me. >> shepard: with the understanding of the reality that we're talking about the perpetrators of a crime who were two very popular in a small town football loafers -- two teenage football players and now the internet posings and the threats against the young girl, who was the victim, it's hard to imagine it's come to this. >> shep, this ordeal is far from over, and that attorney general certainly didn't waste any time publicly announcing that he is rightly going to convene a grand jury here. aside from the party-goers, i think there were over 40 of them, 16 of which refused to cooperate to date with authorities. we have alcohol being served to minors in at least two homes, by adults, presumably, and let's not forget there are allegations that school authorities and coached knew of the alleged assault early on and failed to report it, failed to do anything at all. and that is a crime under ohio law. >> shepard: that was a disti
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. >>> china out with a new warning for the united states about plans to beef up our missile defense system. how this could impact growing tensions with north korea. it's all "happening now.". >>> fox news alert on a campus in chaos. police are investigating a apparent suicide find weapons and explosive devices at the university of central florida. that is how we begin this monday. i'm jon scott. jenna: i'm jenna lee. ucf is canceling classes just hours after evacuating a dorm where a student was found dead, forcing 500 students out of that building. right now police say it appears the man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. phil keating live in miami, with more on this, phil? >> reporter: hi, jenna. no class is happening on the ucf campus this morning the ucf campus sits on the eastern side of the orlando metro area and all of this started, this very deadly incident shortly after midnight. first there was alarm in tower one. that is seven-story residential hall. as police and fire arriving to the scene they reports of a man with a gun. when they got to the man's room they confirmed the
to bear the duty and share the honor of serving in our common defense. to all the men and women of the united states armed forces now and in the middle east, the piece of a troubled world and the hopes of an oppressed people now depend on you. host: from the wall street journal, they report this -- host: the washington post front page has the story -- host: the los angeles has -- times has this headline -- host: the boston globe -- host: billy in arkansas, iraq veteran. caller: good morning. i just want to make a brief comments. i was one of the soldiers who was one of the first to go into iraq in 2003. there wereieve weapons of mass destruction anorak -- in iraq. obviously, he has plenty of time to get those weapons out of there. the other comments i would like to make is, when we are talking about veterans who returned from war, there is a great discrimination that is seldom talked about in the military. that is the discrimination of a reservist and an active-duty guy. guys a national guard going to combat. when you return home, you are treated differently. needs aonal guard r
interceptors on the west coast to the u.s. defense system. >> what more can and should the united states do in your command and others? >> if you are speaking about drugs, more assets. locating, weood at understand the network. i can always speak to that. we understand the network very well. have all sorts of airplanes from any airplane. once we identify them we can then tell them to pick up. the drivers of the boats, can turn that. they enter our legal justice system. condors in guatemala are extremely helpful to us. honduras and guatemala are extremely helpful to us. they are with us. more assets equal more tonnage, less assets equaled less tonnage. illegale pursue the drug trafficking question with a question about human trafficking. that is the flow of people who are exploited either with bad working conditions there or in this country, a sex exploitation and so forth. to what extent has that been a concern? what measures can be taken? taken it >> we watch an awful lot of flow that comes in from the middle east. we watch the traffic pattern in latin america and then they disappear in th
-year-old grandson, supposedly in self-defense, was convicted. and just a few hours after we brought this story to you, the conviction, second-degree murder. sandra layne faces 12 to 20 years in prison for the killing of jonathan hoffman. she shot him six times over the course of six minutes. she fired ten times. it all happened in the home that they shared near detroit. she testified that her grandson was high on drugs and was attacking her when she went for her gun. but then the jurors heard jonathan's phone call to 911. >> 911, what's your emergency? >> i've just been shot. >> what? >> i've just been shot. >> where are you at? okay, how did you get shot? >> my grandma shot me. >> my grandma and grandpa shot you? >> my grandma. i'm going to die. >> 2 1/2 minutes later, while he was still on the phone, hoffman was shot again. sandra layne will be sentenced on april 18th and she is not free on bond between now and then. >>> you know, this has been the theme of the jodi arias case -- lies. just so many lies. yesterday, the psychologist who was hired by the defense testified that the a
to act early in self defense in many instances. for the first time, many of those critics felt he understood because he connected it to his own experience as an african-american. he was -- has understood the civil rights movement and because of the history of america and because he said several crucial phrases, essentially said that israel will never go away. so he sort of laid out the honey, then he went and gave the vinegar line saying you have to actually now do a few things you don't like, and here they are. he did a good job from the israeli critics' perspective. >> the palestinians aren't happy, the disproportionate amount of time in israel and what he asked of the two leaders, made no public demand of netanyahu yet in israel he talked about the settlement issue. it is different than four years ago, on the arab street, including ra mal a, thought it would be different. now the israelis think we understand each other better here. >> one thing the president succeeded doing, strategically very important, john, the president set up a phone call between the prime minister of isra
. that is a row, even if it has the right to act on its own defense security, it would be america that has its back -- israel, even if it has the right to act on its own defense security. it does it will be america who decides what goes on and how iran will be handled and not israel. or at least of israel acted they would have to do so in tandem with the united states. onia -- we will hear more that because -- when the present visit jordan. israel has been sitting on the sidelines on syria but it has feared the instability in syria may overspill into israel. statement at the airport there -- the basic three principles of what makes this relation to the very special to deal with iran and others. the common values, and the idea from a very specific pro-is raley, pro-american approach, but, democrats get -- , democratic and universal values, and, 3,, theological values. this is, as mike said, the historic home of the jewish people. despite differences in their size -- cities on hills. in a way, this sort of defining of relations would make it more possible for obama to put some pressure is on the
that in addition to all the aide that his administration's provided, including iron dome, including defense funding for israel during difficult times, he announced we're going to begin talks on another ten-year process, arrangements, to ensure american military assistance to israel. i think this is very significant and i want to express my thanks for everything that you have done, and i want to thank you, also, for that statement you just made. i think it's very, very important. so i think israelis will judge this by the unfolding events and by what is happening, what is taking place. and for this, you know, there's a simple answer to your question, the gentleman from nbc. you see a second term as president and third term at prime minister, that really fixes things. >> all right. thank you very much, everybody. [ applause ] >> shepard: president obama and prime minister netanyahu wrapping up their first news conference of this kind from jerusalem. live with us here in the united states this evening in israel. matters of news of the day first, and that applies specifically to syria. there were repor
in japan and that the u.s.japan mutual relationship, both the mutual defense treaty and our bilateral general relationship would be central. but we also thought that asia deserved fully a broader treatment in its own right, so we really invested in the future. as we look ahead in terms of our asian study center, we look also to other achievements in both the range of foreign and strategic issues as well as economic policy issues. in fact, today, they are interlinked and it is hard to distinguish one from the other. today, as we look ahead, there is no one i can think of that i would rather help from in both to celebrate these and look ahead in terms of developments in the asia hafe pacific region. the chair of the house foreign affairs committee, ed royce, is an old friend and a real leader on foreign affairs. he has been actively involved in very preliminaried and substantial way with u.s. policy towards asia since he first came to congress 11 terms ago. representing california's 34rd district, we are honored to have the chairman here and his wife with us, marie, thanks for being wit
infield left it all to coach basketball. >> we're up tempo on offense. we play tough defense like florida state did when i was there. >> a lot of attention has not only gone to infield even his team but also his wife, amanda markham, a former model who appeared on the cover of "maxim" magazine and this story of his team is playing out on the tenth anniversary of the weekend infield met his wife. >> she's an oklahoma state fan. she's from oklahoma city. we went to boston. i drove her and her friend from new york city to boston to go to the oklahoma state first and second round. and when i picked her up in the car, i didn't know her at the time. i knew as soon as she got in my car it will be a great trip to boston. >> infield eventually won her over and now his team is winning the hearts of fans who never heard of this school. so the first 15 seeded team to make it to the sweet 16, look, it's a big deal out here. all eyes right now are on what happens friday as this team takes on florida. joe? kate? >> all right. everybody loves a cinderella story. it's blowing up everybody's bracket at the
to all of the aid his administration is providing, including iron dome and defense funding for israel during difficult times, he as announce that we will begin talk is on another 10 year process to ensure american military assistance to israel. this is very significant. i want to express my thanks for everything you have done. i went to thank you for the statement new made. it is very important. i think israelis will judge this by the unfolding events and what is taking place. there is a very simple answer to your question, the gentleman from nbc. this is second term president and third term prime minister. [laughter] >> thank you. [applause] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] -- this is president obama's second trip to israel. >> the supplies were to be issued by a brigade and he hospital was to be created for each division and personnel and equipment were the same. when the battle is taking place and over, there is only one thoseper division that wagons would supply needs -- with supplyidens and need to go
of defense ashton carter told reporters that the north threats would only deepen washington defense committing to seoul . ashton said the u.s. budget cuts will not alter pentagon efforts to make south korean defense a priority. >> six men have been arrested falling the gang rape and robbery of swiss tourist and central india. the group will appear in court today. the swiss woman and her husband were on a cycling tour across india and had set up camp on a group of men allegedly assaulted them, beating the husband and raping the wife. the case comes at a time in india when there are calls for stricter laws on sexual assault and changes in cultural attitudes toward women. the december gang rape on the new sehli was spurred protest in india. were most women have stories of sexual harassment and abuse on public transportation or on the street. >> will be back with erica with more in just a minute on our thyou eat less...ing weiyou lose weight.et. it's a great plan... until you get hungry. that's the time to take slimful. one tasty 90-calorie slimful and a glass of water satisfies hunger
the defense expert whose credibility is under fire is due back on the stand. psychologist richard samuels is sticking to his diagnosis that arias suffered from amnesia and post-traumatic stress disorder. prosecutor juan martinez spent two days tearing into his findings. family and friends ever victim travis alexander are speaking out including chris hughes, lech lex leaks's best friend. he is blasting arias about lies about what she is saying about alexander's character. jody is on trial. she did everything to put him on trial. i watched him murder and murder him over and over again. she is trying to get something to stick with the jury. adam housley is following the twist and turns of all of this, is he live from los angeles. adam? >> reporter: jenna, you mentioned dr. samuels and back and forth between him and prosecutor. for viewers at home if you haven't watched the case she is two final defense witnesses are what they're trying to do to rebuild jodi arias ace is case. she was on the stand for 18 days. got urn torn apart by the prosecutor the even the jury in arizona who are allowed t
an iron dome defense system to protect israelis from rockets coming out of hamas or southern lebanon. so they're in lock step on a number of key issues there have been these dust ups along the way. but i think those are the exception to the rule, which is a very functional u.s./israel relationship. >> are we at a stage now, aaron, where there is no longer as much pressure regionally to do something about the israeli/palestinian negotiations because there is so much of a crisis atmosphere given what's happening on the border of all of these countries, the relationship with egypt, the morsi government, the war in syria and the revolutions and the arab spring have created a completely new context. >> it's very true, the region is as broken, angry and dysfunctional as i've ever seen it. most of it is not the fault of this president. but the reality is this israeli/palestinian issue still resonates. it's the one issue that emotionally, ideologically, politically, still unite as dysfunctional and divided arab world. the problem the president has, i'll sum it up very clearly -- the two-state so
are talking about a friend of mine asking how he's doing. compared what? the department of defense, we love them. they were stood up 65 years ago. they have not passed a clean financial audit. here we are an agency ten years complex knocking on the door. seat good sample so you can get it done for the brothers and sisters at dod. the secretary is committed to getting it done for them too. the when -- dhs was stood up ten years ago. there was no framework for accountability. there was also no guidance on which responsibilities with headquarter, which responsibility lay with the various component that make up the department, whatever that kind of environment, -- whatever the kind of environment exists in government a lot of wasteful spending and ine fresh sei. there was. the department made clear who was in charge of what. the new or disciplined environment will better enable the -- ensure that all of the operate more cohe'sive and effective agency. they used to have a dismal record when it came to contracts without competition. the departmental leadership has been aggressive in turning the r
an unnamed person got a citation. >>> jurors in the jodi arias trial are expected to grill a key defense expert with more than 100 questions today. richard samuels says he diagnosed arias with post-traumatic stress disorder and that's why she can't remember details the night she killed travis alexander. she claims it was all in self-defense. ted rowlands outside the courthouse in phoenix. there are some big problems with this guy's testimony? >> well, yeah, carol, he's made some errors in his reports. and also lost his composure on the sand and let's face it, a huge job. a very important witness, trying to convince this jury that jodi arias isn't lying, that she suffers from ptsd and that's why she has memory loss. >> and more interrogation video has surfaced. >> reporter: yes, six hours of interrogation footage over two days. it's fascinating. you hear her talk about her story, change her story, and also see her when there are no detectives in the room and when there are people. at times she is on the floor. head on the table, sometimes singing, laughing, and basically more of that vide
questions to a defense witness who claims arias suffers from ptsd and amnesia. arias testifies she killed her lover in self-defense but cannot recall many of the details. >>> a woman found dead behind a plaza in california is captured on surveillance video hours earlier. police releasing this video now in hopes someone will come forward with information about sylvia marie flores or her killer. >>> and former tennis star jennifer capriati charged with battery and stalking. police say she attacked her ex-boyfriend at a gym on valentine's day. capriati due in court next month. uma: we've got new information now on the future of guantanamo bay. american taxpayers could soon foot the bull for a very expensive bakeover. makeover. coot run her ridge is joining us now from washington. catherine, great to see you. how much money are we talking about right now? >> reporter: thank you, uma, and good morning. the request is closer to $100 million to renovate two barracks, a mess hall and the communications networks, and about half is for a new prison for special detainees, that's the high-value popul
, that is a u.s.-funded missile defense system that was very successful during the gaza war, something the israelis want to show off and they feel shows u.s.-israeli military cooperation and shows the united states a little bit of what it gets for its $3 billion in aid here to israel. the president obviously is meeting with leaders while he's here. he's also speaking directly to the israeli people who do not have a great approval rating for him. a recent poll in israel showed only 10% of israelis said they liked president obama. about another 30% said they didn't necessarily like him but they at least respected him. in this speech he is going to give to about 1,000 college students is designed to speak directly to the israeli population to see if he can't convince the israeli population that he's right that america has their back, and perhaps that can get more movement out of prime minister netanyahu if president obama is able to rally support from the israeli people themselves. >>brian: here's the unscripted part. the story yesterday about syria possibly using poisonous gas, poisonous
. the adhesive helps create a food seal defense for a clean mouth and kills bacteria for fresh breath. ♪ fixodent, and forget it. sdwoo >>> our second store i didn't remember "outfront," biden's assault. joe biden stood firm in favor of an assault weapons ban hours before harry reid introduced a new gun control measure, without an assault weapons ban. >> for all those who say we shouldn't and can't ban assault weapons, for all those who say the politics is too hard, how can they say that? >> well, here's someone who does. he should probably ask harry reid. >> and i'm not going to try to put something on the floor that won't succeed. i want something that will succeed. >> david from joins me now, 14:37:14:form er speech write for president bush. david, joe biden long supported an assault weapons ban. but when the gun task force when he started talking about what their ideas were, he didn't even mention his remarks or anything about assault weapons ban. so he also down played it. is he trying to play both sides of the coin? >> it is hard to understand what the president is playing. it's been eviden
.s./japan mutual relationship, both the mutual defense treaty and our bilateral general relationship would be central. but we also thought that asia deserved fully a broader treatment in its own right, so we really invested in the future. as we look ahead in terms of our asian studies center, we look also to other achievements in both the range of foreign and strategic issues as well as economic policy issues. in fact, today they are also interlinked that it is hard to distinguish one from the other. but today as we look ahead there is no one i can think of whom i would rather hear from and help us both to celebrate these anniversaries and to look ahead in terms of developments in the asia-pacific region. the chairman of the house foreign affairs committee, ed royce, is an old friend of the heritage foundation. he is also a real leader on foreign affairs. he has been actively involved in a very principled and substantial way with u.s. policy toward asia since he first came to congress 11 terms ago. representing california's 39th district, we are, indeed, very honored both to have the chair
capabilities of the south defense forces. >>> norea has been threatening to launch a nuclear attack on the u.s. and now the country has washed that japan is also a target. the north has been criticizing japan for reenforcing the sanctions it's imposed against the country. the ruling korean workers newspaper issued a story. the security council resolution imposed additional sanctions on north korea for conducting its third nuclear test. the commentary warns that if the u.s. lights the fuse of a nuclear war japan will not be spared. north korea says it used a smaller, lighter atomic bomb in itd test. the north is believed to have deployed about 200 midrange ballistic missiles with a range that covers most parts of japan. >>> some local governments in japan with nuclear plans in their jurisdiction will likely miss monday's deadline for reviewing their disaster control plans. other municipalities have already finished the process but have yet to draw up concrete evacuation plans. the nuclear regulation authority reviewed their disaster control measures based on new sets of guidelines. they expan
a palestinian state. the new defense minister and housing minister both support the building settlements in occupy territory. construction must stop before they will return to the negotiation table. >>> pope francis has welcomed a visitor from back home just a few days into his new role. argenti argentina's president paid him a visit at the vatican and put his diplomatic skills to the test. the pope welcomed her before lunch. she asked him to intervene with the dispute in britain over the islands. there's no word how the pope responded to the quest. when he was archbishop he clashed with her and her behi them during the latest rs meeting when they exchanged gifts. >>> on a small island people are worried about their savings. tell us about this tax. >> the details were supposed to be decided on by today. due to strong reaction from the public, officials decided they needed a few more days to ponder it. political leaders have postponed a vote to seize a portion of individual's bank deposits to bail out its financial sector. the island nation has been asked by the european union to impose a
korea. defense department spokesman george little said the b-52 missions are meant to be a deterrent. he said the aim is to demonstrate the u.s. military's capabilities to north korea. scientists in north korea conducted a third test in the month. they said they were scrapping the truce that ended fighting in the korean war. >>> in new york, north korea's representative to the united nations has justified his country's possession of nuclear arms. he says it's a way to counter the u.s. threat. deputy representative ri tong il spoke before the u.n. conference on the arms trade treaty. he refrained from mentioning the u.s. directly, but he criticized the country for continuing the development of nuclear weapons. >> at the front of the modernization is the largest nuclear weapon state who has listed certain countries as targets. with increased -- >> ri said such increased nuclear blackmail has compelled his country to adopt the same preemptive strike policy. the u.s. delegation did not exercise its right to reply and disregarded the condemnation from north korea. >>> japan is set to sanction
to paralyze south korean companies. >> a south korean defense ministry representative says i.t. personnel have found no signs of any problems with their computer network. he says they have raised their information warfare alert system as a precaution. people in south korea's presidential office have also taken action. a spokesperson says president park assigned her officials to quickly restore the country's affected computer networks to their normal status and find out what caused the outages. government officials in seoul have dealt with several cyber attacks in the past. they overloaded websites with mass iive amounts of data in ju 2009. they confirmed for the first time a cyber attack by north korea. in march 2011 hackers blocked access to the website of the office of the south korean president and other government agencies. they traced the take to a north korean government agency in china. two months later another agency halted atm services at a south korean bank. professor kim jong un says the latest cyber attack is different from those in the past. >> translator: many private firms use s
of the russian defense ministry. leaders of china and russia take an approach different than the united states on issues related to north korea, syria and iran. all of those nations have close relations with either china or russia. president xi's next stop on his tour is africa. in south africa, he will attend a summit of the brics group of emerging economies, including brazil, india, russia and the host nation. he wants to bring the block closer together so it can exert more influence. in tanzania, in the republic of conga, president xi will work on the natural resources needed to feed china's economic engine. analysts say the chinese leader is being strategic with his first trip abroad. they say he is trying to strengthen ties with russia and emerging economies to give china more global influence in a world where the united states plays a leading role. takafumi terui, nhk world. >>> investigators looking into this week's cyberattack against south korean broadcasters and banks are withdrawing a claim they made early on. they initially said a malicious code came from an internet address in chi
were used. >>> south korean defense minister kim kwon-jin has warned north korea ahead of a contentious anniversary. 46 south korean seamen were lost three years ago when north korean forces allegedly sank a warship. kim visited the island close to where the ship went down. he told troops to stay on high alert. >> translator: if north korea provokes us again, we have to retaliate strongly to prevent them from even thinking about attacks in the future. >> international investigators concluded the ship was torpedoed by a north korean submarine, but pyongyang denies involvement. north korea has reacted angrily to u.s./south korea joint military drills, meaning tensions remain high ahead of the anniversary. >>> traditional japanese textiles usually found under foot are popping up in different places. these coin cases and belts are made from a cloth. it covers the edge of floor mats to keep strands of straw from unraveling. fewer japanese use the mats so some are trying to stay in business by looking abroad. >> reporter: these products went on sale at a trade show held in paris last month. t
is competent to stand trial. his attorney says he may not be able to assist in his own defense. a competency hearing is set. >>> we're learning more about a man charged in a robbery and shooting. 25-year-old christopher washington and another man shot and wounded two employees of the ashkena dance club. washington is charged with attempted murder, robbery and being a felon in possession of a gun. he could face up to 25 years to life in prison. police are still searching for the second suspect. both victims have been released from the hospital. >>> city leaders in walnut creek are set to discuss a controversial development. billers want to develop a piece of real estate into more than 200,000 square feet of retail space called the orchards at walnut creek. the project would be anchored by a large safeway store. city leaders pointed out some of the things they're considering about the project. >> that corner has sat vacant and the city's general plan calls for it to have a gateway element and feature. obviously the use of the land is important
evidence and should only be allowed if substantiated and directly related to a defense, not as a means to tarnish the image of the victim in the eyes of the jury. has travis alexander's image been destroyed by his trial, by this trial? >> it has. and i don't like what's happened to travis here. but this is our system. here's the problem. she needs that right to a fair trial. everybody does in this country. we're all entitled to it. if we get into the nuances of her claim wasn't substantiated, we have a problem with the fair trial rights. imagine somebody abused and they kill someone, i'm not saying jodi, because her story is full of lies, but let's say that happens, and that person never talked to anybody, never told anybody about it, does that mean we wouldn't let her use claims that were unsubstantiated because she didn't tell somebody else or talk to someone else? that's an example, but you got to preserve somebody's right to put on a case. >> sunny? >> yeah, i completely agree. i hate it when i was trying these kinds of cases, these domestic violence cases where you had a victim, a
to be detained under afghan law. >>> a guided missile -- the secretary of defense ordered the cuts for the san diego based uss rents. the office also says the uss batch which will cut its current deployment short it will return to san diego next month. >>> the navies blue angels will perform their last show in key west, florida. the navy has only canceled performances in april because of sequester cuts. the air force thunder birds have canceled all performances through september. >>> deputies are working to determine what went wrong during a sky diving jump. a sky diving instructor and his student died yesterday. they were among 22 people who went up for a jump. when only 20 returned the search for the two missing men started. >>> search and rescues can dogs started this training exercise. the dogs went in search of pretend plane crash vehicles with fake blood. the point was to train volunteers for a real life emergency. >> the dog handlers, their crews would come out and locate the casualties and provide treatment and ultimately evacuation. >> organizers with the california search and rescue
, the defense argued that there was no dna from either amanda knox or raffaele, her former boyfriend, in the room where meredith's body was found. at this point we understand the defense is continuing to present their case inside the italian supreme court behind me. but we're also hearing from some lawyers that this hearing is taking much longer than was expected. some are suggesting we may not hear whether the court will uphold the acquittal until possibly tomorrow. >> ben, what about amanda knox? we know she's not in italy during the hearing. but have we heard anything from her legal team? >> yes. they have been presenting her case as well. they are arguing for instance that the italian investigators really put a lot of pressure on her during her long interrogation and that a lot of what she said should be taken into account or rather the duress she was under explains why she testified in the way she did in the court. >> all right. ben, thank you. a fascinating trial the first go round. can you imagine if they reopen this case? >> and then try to extradite if they decide to go that
to a question the president seemed a little defensive about why the united states during his administration has not authorized military force to stop the slaughter in syria. listen to this. >> i think what your question may be suggesting is why haven't we simply gone in militarily? and i think it's fair to say that the united states often finds itself in a situation where if it goes in militarily then it's criticized for going in militarily. if it doesn't, then people say, why aren't you doing something militarily? and, you my response at this stage is to make sure that what we do contributes to bringing them into the blothem -- an end to the bloodshed as quickly as possible. >> did you get the sense the president is on the same page as far as syria is concerned with jordan king abdullah nearly half a million syrian refugees have poured into jordan over these past two years. >> dealing with the refugee crisis, yes. the president says we'll send more money. we'll try to get more humanitarian aid. i'll pick up the phone and get you more help. nobody knows what page they're on when it comes to th
of american diplomacy; development, defense and -- what did i say, development, defense and diplomacy, of course. so i think that in a way will be part of her legacy, but it's very much a work in progress. and we have to see whether building on that continues. with the new secretary of state, with the second term of president obama. but i definitely think from what i've seen as a journalist that it is a valid approach that deserves to be looked at seriously. and i think that that is her overriding willing si. she was very much -- legacy. she was very much about the big picture. she realized that she came in at a time when there was a lot of talk about american decline, when america was facing a financial crisis, and the world was facing a financial crisis. and she was very struck by the perception that people had of the united states, of this country that she loves, she believes in american leadership, and people are asking her who are you? many what do you stand for? are you till a superpower? you know, everything seems to be going into meltdown in washington. so she reasserted that,
. the nuclear issue that's a top issue for president obama's agenda. on friday, defense secretary chuck hagel said there are these plans to beef up missiles after north korea said it was going to be trying to have its preemptive nuclear strike against the u.s. or launch one. you recently visited north korea. kim jong-un. what do you make of their aspirations towards their nuclear program, and what it means for us here in the u.s.? >> well i've been to north korea many times, but you still can't figure out what's going on with the new leader. the bad side is that he's making a lot of negative, provocative statements. the north koreans going out there and being very threatening. i think it makes sense for secretary hagel to say we're prepared. we're going to shift some of those interceptors to north korea. away from building in towards and against russia, which makes sense, which may help our american-russian relationship which is key in what we're trying to do with sanctions with iran. i think all in all, it makes sense with what the new secretary of defense is doing with north korea. >> what
threat more seriously? i mean it seems we have a missile defense program the president is rebooting. but are we taking it seriously enough? >> well, i certainly think that the recent set of tests, the missile tests in december and then the nuclear test in february in which they appeared to have advanced their programs has created enough of a concern that i think we are taking it more seriously. last week there was an announcement of our intent to move to put 14 new interceptors, missile defense interceptors up which is a sign that we're taking this quite seriously now. but i think we should. >> all right. thank you very much, victor. we appreciate you taking the time tonight. >>> and now to a story we've been "outfront" on, the mysterious hanging death of 31-year-old yelled shane todd. he is from montana. but he was found dead in his apartment in singapore. the fbi is now investigating the case. secretary of state john kerry and attorney general eric hold rer asking questions of the singapore government. singapore police say todd committed suicide. todd's parents say it was murder.
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